It’s taken American Jews a good century to fully absorb the miraculous idea that this country is unlike any other that Jews have experienced. After 2,000 years of feeling insecure no matter where we pitched our tents, the people of Moses finally found safe harbor in the land of...
Synagogue Slaughter Aforethought
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Cartoon: I’m so proud of my son
Welcoming the stranger
Ferreting out the truth about a complicated King David
Can Israelis protect themselves from a new wave of low-tech terror?
New nonprofit offers subsidized trips to Israel for couples
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The new Pew Research Center’s new study “A Portrait of Jewish Americans” offers a treasure trove of survey data on American Jewry. It’s a particularly valuable service since the Jewish Federations of North America opted not do a repeat of the decennial National Jewish Population...
June 25, 2013 | 2:53 pm
The Jewish Agency is preparing to end mass aliyah from Ethiopia with two final flights consisting of 400 immigrants on Aug. 28.
The Jewish Agency emissary to Ethiopia, Asher Seyum, made the announcement in a brief letter, saying the Jewish Agency will hand over its aid compounds...
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In November 2006 I had the opportunity to interview the American Jewish artist and photographer Shelley Gazin. Since 2001 she has been slowly capturing various unique aspects of Iranian Jewish life here in Los Angeles through her remarkable photographs. Gazin was given on many...
February 7, 2013 | 11:03 am
Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain rose 5 percent over the previous year, making 2012 the third highest number of incidents on record.
The Community Service Trust, British Jewry's security unit, reported Thursday that there were 640 reported anti-Semitic incidents, compared to 608...
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The umbrella organization of British Jewry criticized the BBC's correspondent in Washington for referring to the "Jewish lobby" in a tweet about the U.S. election.
Katty Kay used the term in a question-and-answer session on Twitter, raising the ire of the Board of Deputies of...
October 17, 2012 | 1:34 pm
At a time when Jewish institutions across France resemble military fortresses for their security, entering the great synagogue and main Jewish center of this picturesque city on the Mediterranean coast is as easy as pushing open the front door.
The only obstacles on a recent...
September 12, 2012 | 3:22 pm
King Abdullah of Jordan will address the Board of Deputies of British Jews at its annual dinner, the Jewish Chronicle reported. The November event’s theme is multiculturalism, interfaith and world peace, the newspaper said.
King Abdullah’s father, the late King Hussein, attended the board’s annual dinner more than a decade ago.
The Board of Deputies is the representative organization of British Jewry.
Representatives of Britain’s Jewish community met in June with King Abdullah.
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We are in the midst of one of the most significant downturns of traditional membership-based organizations in this country’s history. Unions, service clubs, membership organizations and umbrella institutions are all reporting a decline in members and affiliates. Of particular...
July 11, 2012 | 10:16 am
Britain’s organized Jewish community slammed the Church of England’s General Synod for endorsing an “inflammatory and partisan” pro-Palestinian program.
The Synod on Tuesday passed a motion to support “the vital work” of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and...
April 10, 2012 | 11:49 am
Tributes and statements of profound respect and admiration are pouring in for Elan Steinberg, former executive director of the World Jewish Congress, who died April 6 of complications from lymphatic cancer. He was 59.
“Elan’s premature death will leave a huge void in the Jewish...
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American Jewry is in transition, 20 speakers argued during “Looking for Judaism in [Un]Conventional Places,” a symposium at UCLA on Feb. 12-13. Scholars and academics discussed what Jews value, Jewish identity and which organizations are relevant today.
Shawn Landres, CEO of...
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Two relatively new books tell the story of American Jewry, weaving together its past and present by examining tradition and making it relevant to today’s reader.
Where Sue Fishkoff’s “Kosher Nation: Why More and More of America’s Food Answers to a Higher Authority” (Schocken,...
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The number of Jewish households in the greater Baltimore has grown substantially in the past dozen years.
A new demographic study of the Baltimore Jewish community also shows that Baltimore’s Jewish population has jumped by 2,000 people since the last survey, conducted in 1999....
April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Local reaction was positive -- with an element of wait and see -- to the choice of Stanford professor Arnold Eisen as the new, de facto leader of the Conservative moment. Eisen, who isn't a rabbi, will take over this summer as chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New...
May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Any attempt to resolve the crisis in the Middle East forces us -- the American people and American Jewry -- to appraise the motives and the ultimate goals of the leaders involved.
Endless disputes have raged over whether Yasser Arafat and the other Arab leaders merely seek a...
April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Kalman Levine: Born in Kansas City, transformed in L.A., murdered in JerusalemSHARES
With pro-Israel groups all but absent, UCLA student government endorses divestmentSHARES
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Nope, Justin Bieber did not visit a L.A. rabbi on WednesdaySHARES